Friday 9th September
|252/365: raindrops on fuchsia
Lots more lovely rain yesterday! I was caught in two heavy showers while out for my daily walk and I was soaked to the skin, so a timely reminder that I need appropriate clothing if I want to continue walking outdoors now that autumn is creeping in. I did enjoy my warm shower when I got home though ... bliss!
I didn't get much done yesterday once I heard the announcement that there concerns about the Queen's health. I watched the breaking news on TV and then of course, the sad announcement of her death. I was more affected by the news than I thought I'd be and spent a good part of the afternoon and evening in tears.
It's going to be a bitty sort of morning today, finishing off a couple of decluttering related tasks, dealing with some emails, printing out some new-to-me recipes for the next lot of batch cooking, and a quick trip to sort out the tyre pressure on my car ... the warning light came on on my way home on Tuesday.
This afternoon is set aside for another look (online) at the options available via the U3A organisations in this area. I've tried various ones before, sometime successfully, sometimes not, but they do have a lot of group activities to join and I think I'd be daft to ignore that. I'm looking at the Warminster U3A who offer a fortnightly Italian conversation group, a monthly family history group, a monthly card/board games group, and a monthly Sunday lunch group. They have loads of other groups but these are the ones I'd be interested in trying out. The Italian conversation group is the one I contacted once before and didn't get a response but it seems that they are now back to regular face to face meetings on a Monday morning and are encouraging others to join, so I'll make contact and take it from there. The family history and the card/board games are both on a Tuesday, family history meeting on the 1st Tuesday in the month and the games one on the 2nd Tuesday in the month, which will work out nicely but it'll mean that I'll have to change my personal training slot with Amy. It's the Italian conversation that I'm particularly interested in so will only try out the other groups if the Italian group works out. I still have to look at the Bradford-on-Avon U3A and the Westbury U3A. I've already eliminated the Trowbridge one!